Energy saver ‘media servers’ by ZyXEL

ZyXEL, a company involved in internet networking business, has come up with NSA320 series of high performance home storage devices and media servers that are capable of handling simultaneous 1080p high-definition streams to different UPnP and DLNA-certified devices such as Microsoft XBOX 360, Sony PS3 and DLNA TV in every room at home.

This series has 2-bay power media servers (NSA320 and NSA320s) – that provide faster speed for large file transfer, backup and multimedia streaming devices. The series also has a cloud feature that helps the users to freely access, share and enjoy digital media contents at any place.

Acting as an iTunes server, Squeeze Center, personal blog and photo album server, the NSA320 can simplify streaming and sharing multimedia on PCs, laptops and Squeeze Boxes.

With its flexible configuration, users can customize their preferred applications in just few clicks through the “Package Management”, and the selected application software which can be downloaded from ZyXEL’s web site. It reserves appropriate storage space for applications and offers real-time application software support as per the users’ need. In addition, users can immediately download the latest firmware from ZyXEL Web site to the NSA320 through the online auto-upgrade firmware service.

The zPilotTM auto file classification function of the ZyXEL NSA320 enables the users to easily store and manage media files through simple drag-and-drop operations. With the zPilotTM software installed via the NAS Starter Utility, one can drag one or more files/folders onto the desktop icon of zPilotTM, and then the files/folders are identified and delivered automatically to the music, photo, video or other designated folders on the NSA320.

The ZyXEL NSA320 allows users to continuously download large files using P2P download service, FTP or HTTP services without powering on their PC. The auto-upload function enables NSA320 to automatically upload files stored in the NSA to FTP servers or other media sharing Web sites like Flickr and YouTube—a very efficient way to share files with friends and family. Also, the one-click hosting download manager makes it simple for users to manage large file downloads from RapidShare. Green media server for energy saving, a new green feature dubbed “Wake-on-LAN” enables users turn on the ZyXEL NSA320 and access media files remotely anytime and anywhere, even when the device at home is powered off. In addition, with support to the hibernation mode, the internal hard disks in the NSA320 can automatically spin down when there is no data transmission after a period of time. With the power scheduling function, the NSA320 can be turned on or off automatically based on the usage patterns/needs to save power and money.

Pricing and Availability:

ZyXEL’s NSA320 & NSA320S come at a reasonable price of Rs 8000 and Rs 9200 respectively along with the applicable taxes. It offers 2 years’ warranty as well.  Both the products are available with the authorized distributors of ZyXEL in India.

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